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Keynote Speaker Feature: The Power of One by Inspirational Teacher w/ Tourette’s, Brad Cohen

February 18, 2013
Posted by Alexis Washington

People didn’t believe in me! People didn’t want to give me a chance because I made funny noises and funny faces. All I wanted growing up was to be treated like everyone else, with respect! I had to learn the hard way as I overcame my challenge of living with Tourette’s syndrome. I set out to prove the world wrong, that not only could I find success, but I could do most things better than a normal person could.

I beat the odds as I achieved my dream to become an elementary school teacher after twenty-five interviews. I went on to become the First Class Teacher of the Year in the State of Georgia. I now show people about The Power of One! How all it takes is for one person to make a difference in the life of someone else.

Today, I am that role model for so many people as I show them if you have a positive attitude, you can reach your dreams and find success much like I was able to do. When you feel like giving up, or people around you feel like giving up, I hope you remember my story and say the same thing my second grade students use to say about me; and that is, “if Mr. Cohen can do it, then so can I!”

 

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Alexis Washington
Posted by Alexis Washington
Alexis Washington is the Director of Marketing of Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau. She writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips and tricks for corporate meeting planners. If you need a guest professional speaker or corporate entertainer for your next convention or conference, you can visit EaglesTalent.com. Connect with me on Google Plus
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